Les Reportes del Cases in Camera Stellata, 1593 to 1609 from the...
Hawarde, John; W. Paley Baildon, Editor. Les Reportes del Cases in Camera Stellata, 1593 to 1609 From the Original MS. of John Hawarde. Originally published: [London]: Privately printed [by Spottiswoode & Co.], 1894. XIV (III-XIV, New Introduction), lxxv, 502 pp. illustrated. Reprinted 2008 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a New Introduction and Notes by Thomas Garden Barnes [1931-2010], Professor of History & Law, University of California, Berkeley. ISBN-13: 9781584779001; ISBN-10: 1584779004. Hardcover. New. $195. * Reprint of the limited edition printed for Alfred Morrison, Esquire. With a comprehensive introduction. The Court of Star Chamber was established by the Crown in 1487 to try offences dealing with the safety of the state before a council. Its scope expanded over time to include a wider array of criminal matters and a limited number of civil matters, such as suits between corporations and prize cases. In its final years the court was infamous for cruelty, arbitrary nature and illegal extensions of power. It was abolished in 1641.
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